YMCA Swim Official Classes

YMCA Swim Official I

AQ332I
Number of hours: 4
Manual: USA-Swimming Rules and Regulations, current edition available from USA Swimming, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909; or visit the web:
www.usaswimming.org
This course is designed to certify Swim Officials for YMCA Competitive Swimming in the areas of Stroke and Turn Judge, Relay Take-off Judge, Place Judge and Timer. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior to, during and after a Swim Meet. The course also reviews the facilities requirements for a meet, swimmer eligibility, and the roles of Chief Judge, Starter, and Referee.

Successful completion of a written examination/Online test is required for certification.

Expiration date: Three years

Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 21
  • Associated with a YMCA sponsored Swim Team

Bring: Proof of age and registration form signed by local YMCA Executive Director or his/her designee.

Date/Time

Class

Location

Fee

Instructor/Contact

October 30 10am Swim Team Official Level I Nazareth YMCA Nazareth, PA $50  Fred Polaski
November 10
6pm
Swim Team Official Level I Upper Main Line YMCA, Berwyn, PA $50 Carl Sandoe
November 10   6pm Swim Team Official Level I Ridley Area YMCA    Secane, PA $50  Rick Carson

YMCA Swim Official II

AQ333I
Number of hours: 4
Manual: USA-Swimming Rules and Regulations, current edition available from USA Swimming, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909; or visit the web:www.usaswimming.org

This course is designed to certify Swim Officials for YMCA Competitive Swimming in the areas of Referee, Starter and Chief Judge. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior to, during and after a Swim Meet. The course also reviews the facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, rules for swimming various strokes, matters relating to eligibility and other key roles of the official.

Successful completion of a written examination/Online Test is required for certification.

Expiration date: Three years

Prerequisites

  • Certified YMCA Swim Official for at least one year
  • Officiate a minimum of 8 sessions as a certified YMCA Swim Official
  • Minimum age 21
  • Associated with a YMCA sponsored Swim Team

Bring: Proof of age, Meet Verification Forms and Registration Form signed by local YMCA Executive Director or his/her designee.

Date/Time

Class

Location

Fee

Instructor/Contact

November 3     6:30pm Swim Team Official Level II Liberty High School Bethlehem, PA $50 William Hewitt
November 3     6pm Swim Team Official Level II Phoenixville YMCA Phoenixville, PA $50 Rick Carson

YMCA Referee/Starter

This course is designed to certify administrative (dry deck) swim officials for the YMCA of the USA’s Competitive Swimming Program. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Swim Official prior to, during and after a meet. The course also briefly reviews for the participants the facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, including matters relating to eligibility to participate in and entry into the meet. Successful completion of a written examination is required to pass the course.

Date/Time

Class

Location

Fee

Instructor/Contact

October 30
4pm
Referee Clinic
Register Now
Nazareth YMCA $10 Fred Polaski
November 3
9pm
Referee Clinic
Register Now
Phoenixville YMCA $10 Rick Carson

Meet Manager Operator Certification Classes

The Penn-Del League recommendations for timing resolution have been modified. All teams will be expected to adopt the new process so that all meets are scored in a similar manner. It is strongly recommended that each team have a minimum of one certified scorer. Scorer credentials will be posted on the league website.

October 27
6pmMeet Manager Operator
Register NowRidley Area YMCA$10Jenn Woods

Date/Time

Class

Location

Fee

Instructor/Contact

October 18
6pm
Meet Manager Operator
Register Now
Phoenixville YMCA $10 Carl Sandoe
October 22
9am
Meet Manager Operator
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North Penn YMCA $10 Jenn Woods

YMCA Administrative Official Courses

This course is designed to certify administrative (dry deck) swim officials for the YMCA of the USA’s Competitive Swimming Program. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Swim Official prior to, during and after a meet. The course also briefly reviews for the participants the facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, including matters relating to eligibility to participate in and entry into the meet. Successful completion of a written examination is required to pass the course.

Date/Time

Class

Location

Fee

Instructor/Contact

October 19        6pm Admin Official Clinic
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West Chester YMCA $10 Carl Sandoe
October 19        7pm Admin Official Clinic
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Boyertown YMCA $10 Bert Hewitt
October 20        6pm Admin Official Clinic
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Upper Main Line YMCA $10 Carl Sandoe
October 22        2pm Admin Official Clinic
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North Penn YMCA Lansdale Branch $10 Bert Hewitt
October 23        2pm Admin Official Clinic
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Bloomsburg SD 728 East 5th Street $10 Fred Polaski
October 26        6pm Admin Official Clinic
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Kennett YMCA $10 Carl Sandoe
October 29        11:15am Admin Official Clinic
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Phoenixville PA $10 Carl Sandoe
October 30        2:30pm Admin Official Clinic
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Nazareth YMCA $10 Fred Polaski

Record of Meet Experience

In order to qualify to re-certify, an official must have worked at least twelve (12) sessions over the three-year certification period. (A session is defined as a either dual meet or a session at an invitational or championship meet.) This form can be used to document the sessions worked. It should be completed for each session and signed by the Referee. It must then be presented to the instructor at the re-certification clinic.

This form will also serve to document sessions worked for purposes of a Level I official qualifying to take the Level II Certification Clinic. Download Record of Meet Experiences form.